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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redneck, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. redneck

    redneck Songster

    May 25, 2007
    I am wanting to hatch some chickens for chicken and dressing.
    I will be butchering them a few days before Thanksgiving. I will be setting about 5 eggs and they will be barnyard mutts. I know Cornish-X's will be ready in about 8 weeks, but how long will I need to raise the "mutts" before slaughter. I also realize there will not be a lot of meat. But I just want the homemade broth and the meat for dressing. So...When should I set the eggs?

  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Much older than 12 weeks and you will have stringy meat.

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